New Delhi. Pat Cummins will leave for Dubai on Tuesday evening to join Australia’s T20 World Cup squad as his fiancee Becky Boston gave birth to the couple’s first child last Friday evening. . Albie Boston Cummins was born on October 8. In such a situation, Cummins wanted to spend some more time with his son and family. Cummins posted an emotional video blog post of the couple’s pregnancy journey to announce the arrival of their baby.
This video shared by Pat Cummins begins the moment Cummins learned that he was going to be a father. The non-IPL members of Australia’s World Cup team arrived in Dubai last Friday. Now Pat Cummins and the members playing in the IPL will join in Dubai and complete the necessary quarantine of 6 days. All the players will be able to come together before the opening warm-up match with New Zealand on 18 October.
Australia will begin their campaign for the first men’s T20 World Cup title against South Africa on 23 October, which will be available only to Australian viewers on Foxtel or Kayo Sports. Pat Cummins, the vice-captain of the Australian team, skipped the tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. Along with this, he did not become a part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the second phase of IPL 2021 as well. When the second wave of Kovid-19 hit India and the IPL had to be postponed midway, Pat Cummins returned home in May. Since then, he has been spending time with his fiancee Becky.
The extended lockdown in Sydney has meant that Pat Cummins has missed crucial match practice with the NSW Blues, who are still awaiting confirmation of their first home match of the season. Cummins has missed Australia’s last 18 T20 Internationals. These include matches played with India, New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh. Cummins has not played any cricket since the first phase of IPL 2021 was postponed in April. After the start of the World Cup, they will have to move fast again. The 28-year-old’s last T20I match for Australia was against England in September 2020.
Let us tell you that Australia’s white ball cricket captain Aaron Finch and his wife Amy have also recently become fathers of a baby girl. Finch welcomed her daughter, Esther, last month. In addition to adjusting to life as a new father, Finch had surgery on his right knee in August. His fitness for the first match of the Australian World Cup against South Africa on 23 October is not in doubt. However, he may miss a few matches before the tournament. The captain is now confident that he will be fit to play the warm-up matches against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and then against India on October 20 in Dubai.